The date has been set for the 20th March 2021.
Perspective Personal Solutions owners Camille O’Connor and her husband (former Black Cap cricketer) Shayne will be organising the Event. Also assisting with the event organisation is Camille’s father Neville who has managed several multisport events in the past including the Goldrush Multisport Race.
Our focus for the McArthur Ridge Run the Ridge is to provide something that is fun, a challenge for all levels and provides a platform for you to achieve a personal goal surrounded by a supportive, encouraging and festival like atmosphere.
We are fortunate once again to have the support of McArthur Ridge as well as neighbouring Mt Dunstan vineyards to create a challenging event for everyone and this year some of the proceeds raised from the event will go back into our community as we support local groups and charities.
This year we will be posting all race information and all you need to know about the event in this section of our website and will be updated regularly.
We will also be using The Central App – we recommend you download this App for FREE on your phone as we will be having a complete section on this app dedicated to our event where you can check out the weather conditions, competitor information, our wonderful sponsors, vendors who will be there on the day and much more.
You can also follow us on facebook at McArthur Ridge Run.
Camille, Shayne and Nev
The focus for the McArthur Ridge Run the Ridge is about creating an opportunity for all individuals to achieve success yet be personally challenged along the way be it striving to complete a 5km, 10km (walk/run) ,21km run or as part of the 20km Team relay. It is an event that enables anyone to have a go and in the process work towards a healthier and fitter you.
This event will see you run or walk through some spectacular Central Otago scenery – the openness will astound you even if you are a local and the wine and craft beer tasting at the end will make it all worthwhile.
While we will be having some prizes to celebrate those who place in the event, most of our prizes will be spot prizes – and boy do we have some good ones thanks to all our sponsors who have supported this event.
We are also about supporting and giving back to our community so this year, along with McArthur Ridge, we have decided that some of the proceeds from the event will go back to local groups and charities.
If this event encourages you to get off the couch, get up and get moving, or provides you with an opportunity to achieve a personal best in a 21km run – then we believe we have been successful!
We look forward to hearing of your goals, personal challenges and achievements and can’t wait to see you on the start line for McArthur Ridge Run the Ridge in 2021!
The McArthur Ridge Run the Ridge 21,10 and 5 km distances will lead you on gravel roads, along vineyard headlands (Grass) and through the vineyard rows.
There will be some small uphill and downhill parts in all three distances that will get the heart rate slightly elevated. You will be running through and past some spectacular scenery. The 20km Teams relay complete 4 x 5km lap.
Download the Central App and leading up to the event you can check out the McArthur Ridge Weather station for ground conditions and temperature at the race venue.
Briefing and Race Start times
Run the Ridge - Briefing and Start times 2021:
Race pack collection:
Friday 19th March from 4.30-7.30pm at Monteiths Alexandra
Saturday from 8am at McArthur Ridge Vineyard
8.30am Race Briefing for 21km walkers
8.45am 21km WALKERS START
9.15am Race Briefing for Perspective TEAM RELAY and Triumph & Disaster 21km RUNNERS
9.30am Triumph & Disaster 21KM RUNNERS START
9.45am Perspective TEAM RELAY STARTS
10.30am Briefing for Monteiths 10km and Harmony 5km competitors
10.45am Monteiths 10KM STARTS
10.50am Harmony Skin, Beauty and Spa 5KM STARTS
Approx 1.45pm Prize-giving
Information for Run The Ridge Event
Online Registrations open Monday the 5th October 2020 at 12 noon
Early Bird entries close at midnight 31st January 2021
All entries close 12pm Monday 15th March 2021 (THERE WILL BE NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED)
Early Bird Late entry (from 1st February 2021)
5km $45 $55
5km Team Relay (2 person) $120 $140
5km Team Relay (3 person) $140 $160
5km Team Relay (4 person) $160 $180
10km $60 $70
21km Run $80 $95
21km Walk $70 $85
5km Junior Individual $25 $35 (ages 10 to <18 years on race day)
5km Junior relay (2 or 4 person) $80 $90 (ages 10 to <18 years on race day)
10km Junior $40 $50 (ages 13 to <18 years on race day)
21km Junior $50 $60 (ages 15 to <18 years on race day)
Age categories (your age on race day)
Junior Woman (under 18 years of age on race day)
Junior Men (under 18 years of age on race day)
Open Woman (18-45 years)
Open Men (18-45 years)
Vet Woman 46+
Vet Men 46+
For the 5km Relay teams there are only 2 age categories
Junior (Under 18 years of age)
Open (18+) (Male team, Female team, Mixed team)
Teams can be 2,3 or 4 person
Team 5km Relay information needed:
Team members and their email addresses
Junior male, female or mixed
Open male, female or mixed